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Google Patents Fooling Friends With Snooping, Chatbots

Unknown Lamer posted about 5 months ago | from the is-it-because-of-your-plans-you-say-google-knows-everything-about-you? dept.

AI 128

theodp writes "Google takes Scroogling to new heights with its just-patented Automated Generation of Suggestions for Personalized Reactions in a Social Network, which not only data mines "e-mail systems, SMS/MMS systems, micro blogging systems, social networks or other systems" to get the buzz on your social circle, but also uses the data it collects to make like ELIZA and formulate appropriate responses for you to send as if they were your own (e.g., 'Happy Birthday, Mom!). Wouldn't Turing be so proud! From the patent: 'In a third example, a friend, David, sends Alice public or private message of a particular but regularly encountered message type (e.g., "how are you doing?" a common way to greet someone in the United States). The suggestion generation module suggest a good set of reactions to David, for example, based on the professional profile of David from the social network indicating that David has changed employers. The suggestion generation module generates a reply message such as "Hey David, I am fine, You were in ABC corp. for 3 years and you recently moved to XYZ corp., how do you feel about the difference, enjoying your new workplace?" The content of this suggestion are based on 1) prior conversations between Alice and David, 2) previous messages sent by Alice to other friends and 3) messages (sent by other connections in Alice's friend circle to David) which are either publicly or privately accessible to Alice, or some combination of these. Thus, the suggestion generation module generates messages that are personalized based upon both the sender and recipient using information that is accessible (public or private) to the sender.' Looks like Facebook may not be the only one strip-mining human society!"

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Think for yourself. (1)

Joining Yet Again (2992179) | about 5 months ago | (#45473351)

As with any business, you have to make the most of exploiting the useful things it does, and try your best to ignore the shit it tries to feed you, no matter how convenient it seems.

Re:Think for yourself. (1)

somersault (912633) | about 5 months ago | (#45473401)

My best friend has been trying to feed me all kinds of Christmas-y German shit recently. Thankyou for your advice.

Re:Think for yourself. (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473821)

As with any business, you have to make the most of exploiting the useful things it does, and try your best to ignore the shit it tries to feed you, no matter how convenient it seems.

You have a profound lack of understanding of what Google does and what
Google plans to do.

The consequences of using Google for ANY of its services will be far-reaching and
quite beyond the control of the individual user to remedy.

There is only one intelligent choice for those of us who actually do grasp the
full ramifications of using Gmail, Google+, or Google search, and that is
to NOT USE ANY GOOGLE SERVICES, period.

( captcha = retain. )

As in " Google will retain everything it knows about you,
forever.

/

Re:Think for yourself. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45474207)

Help people you know find replacement services for Google products, and then have people set their router firewalls to block the whole Google IP range. Don't need any in or outgoing connections.

do not want (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473355)

google, go die ..oh and frist

There's a better way to do this. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473367)

Strip mining society is so... well, labor intensive, even if you use machines.

A few well placed words, timed correctly, can introduce "Decapitation mining"! [jetlib.com]

Put a few explosive statements in there, watch everybody scatter, and then pick up the pieces. I'm sure google could find a way to make a profit off this, if they tried.

The hell? (4, Interesting)

Qzukk (229616) | about 5 months ago | (#45473369)

Hey David, I am fine, You were in ABC corp. for 3 years and you recently moved to XYZ corp., how do you feel about the difference, enjoying your new workplace?

If I received a text like that I'd know it was from a bot. I am fully aware I was in ABC corp for 3 years and I recently moved to XYZ corp, I don't need a reminder.

How about:

How's the new gig?

Hm, maybe I better patent bots that actually talk like a human?

Re:The hell? (1)

somersault (912633) | about 5 months ago | (#45473441)

How's the new gig?

Hm, maybe I better patent bots that actually talk like a human who was born in the 70s?

FTFY ;) You should patent a system that can emulate various demographics..

Re:The hell? (-1)

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The Language (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473671)

How's the new gig?

Hm, maybe I better patent bots that actually talk like a human?

Perhaps you should. But, your shorthand level of communication is not indicative of everyone else's. Most chat/texters opt for extremely/excessively abbreviated communication e.g. "SUP". While people, like myself, like to be clear and complete in their communication frequently spelling out the full context of my query.

I have recently sent the cited query, "You were in ABC corp. for 3 years and you recently moved to XYZ corp., how do you feel about the difference, enjoying your new workplace?", via email. Despite being a good friend, we hadn't conversed in months and "how's the gig?" or "SUP?" would not have elicited the response that I was looking for. Therefore, I chose to be explanatory and complete in my missive.

My point is that, while you wish to communicate using the Nitwit dialect, I and others choose to communicate, much more accurately, with more formal and complete grammar in proper English.

Good day to you.

Re:The hell? (2)

RandomUsername99 (574692) | about 5 months ago | (#45473699)

Hi, Qzukk, I am fine. You responded to a comment saying that you make better patent bots that actually talk like a human?. Do you plan on doing this in a way that would risk infringement on google's well-made copyrights?

Prior art. (2)

psithurism (1642461) | about 5 months ago | (#45475711)

My Slashdot Suggest Bot recommends attaching one or more of the following to a comment that has already achieved +5 insightful:

I for one welcome our new chatbot overlords!

This is why I don't have a Facebook account!

As if we need more evidence that software patents are broken!

I am a bot you insensitive clod!

Obligatory XKCD: http://xkcd.com/948/ [xkcd.com]

Obligatory XKCD: http://xkcd.com/632/ [xkcd.com]

Whatever happened to "Don't be evil?!"

In soviet Russia bot chats you!

This is awesome ! (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473413)

Maybe in the future we just have bots talking to each other, so I don't have to engage in actual conversation !

Re:This is awesome ! (2)

Nerdfest (867930) | about 5 months ago | (#45473549)

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Re: This is awesome ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473891)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T2eKMFFffc

Be careful what you wish for...

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Re:This is awesome ! (2)

gsslay (807818) | about 5 months ago | (#45474181)

Yeah, this is great. Now you can have endless "conversations" with people you don't care enough about to actually keep up-to-date with, asking them questions you don't care the answer to.

Re:This is awesome ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45474569)

Just like shlashdot

Finally, a social network for me! (5, Funny)

nullchar (446050) | about 5 months ago | (#45473421)

We just need a giant network of bots, seeded from real human interaction, to play this conversation game with each other. Then sell all of that "content" to advertisers which would echo back into the system, thereby making the advertisers think their products/services are desirable based on increased communication.

I would no longer be bored by real life social sharing, but would watch this network like the Game of Life!

Re:Finally, a social network for me! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45475243)

We just need a giant network of bots, seeded from real human interaction, to play this conversation game with each other. Then sell all of that "content" to advertisers which would echo back into the system, thereby making the advertisers think their products/services are desirable based on increased communication.

But that's brilliant! It would be almost as accurate representation of effectiveness of marketing communications efforts as what is available from the advertisement agencies today. If you intend to form a marketing research and executing company for the productization of your idea, let me suggest the name of Chaos Marketing Inc.

Potential creepyness. (4, Funny)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about 5 months ago | (#45473471)

"Happy Birthday, Son!"
"Dad? You came back! I thought we'd lost you forever. Where are you now?"
"Any good presents?"
"Be serious. Six months since you left us, and now you ask about presents?"

Re:Potential creepyness. (4, Funny)

sideslash (1865434) | about 5 months ago | (#45473583)

"Yeah, it was six months and fifteen days since we were in the same location at that restaurant. Would you like to see reviews on Yelp?"
"Dad, the family has been losing our shirts financially since you disappeared."
"Hey, that was a really cool picture you gmailed two days ago to to Susie Hopkins titled 'me without a shirt'. Do you still enjoy photography?"

Re:Potential creepyness. (4, Funny)

Thanshin (1188877) | about 5 months ago | (#45473617)

"Happy Birthday, Son!"
"Thank you dad!"
"Any good presents?"
"Everything was fantastic!"
"I see you've been enjoying yourself."
"This will be the best year ever!"

During the birthday party, a candle fell from the cake and started a fire that killed the entire family.

That happened sixteen centuries ago. The automated social bots have had this same conversation every year since.

Re:Potential creepyness. (1)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about 5 months ago | (#45473755)

There was a story I read a very long time ago, I forget the title (And probably misremember half of it, too), describing an automated house. A spotlessly clean house. The robots mowed the lawn. Each day they prepared food for the family, and took out the leftovers. The dogs were fed from an automated food dispenser. Robots swept the floors, and cleaned the windows. It's only towards the end of the description of this wonder-home that it becomes apparent there are no human occupants: They died many years ago, victims of the radiation from an atomic bomb. The house just continued in their absence.

Re:Potential creepyness. (2)

Thanshin (1188877) | about 5 months ago | (#45473833)

As you started telling that story, and based on the context, I imagined the camera to moving away showing the spotless house with its perfect lawn and white picket fence, surrounded by charred devastation, on an asteroid, floating away from what seems to be the remains of Earth after a cataclysmic explosion.

Re:Potential creepyness. (4, Informative)

samcan (1349105) | about 5 months ago | (#45473853)

I believe the story was "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury. The title is a line from a poem by Sarah Teasdale.

Re:Potential creepyness. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45474981)

There was a story I read a very long time ago, I forget the title (And probably misremember half of it, too), describing an automated house. A spotlessly clean house. The robots mowed the lawn. Each day they prepared food for the family, and took out the leftovers. The dogs were fed from an automated food dispenser. Robots swept the floors, and cleaned the windows. It's only towards the end of the description of this wonder-home that it becomes apparent there are no human occupants: They died many years ago, victims of the radiation from an atomic bomb. The house just continued in their absence.

It was Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains". Funny, that story has stuck with me all these years (roughly 40 since I read it) as well.

Re:Potential creepyness. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473909)

"Son, we gotta talk for a bit. You see, this morning Grandma... moved to a farm. A farm where we can't visit her no more.
You can still talk to her on the chat, though. She'll always be there for us on Hangout."

Taking this to the logical end (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473479)

we'll end up with bots talking on our behalf to the recipients bot. It will be a conversation between bots. No communication will actually occur between humans.

Re:Taking this to the logical end (4, Funny)

Minwee (522556) | about 5 months ago | (#45474055)

And then the bot pretending to be a 10 year old girl will have the bot pretending to be a creepy old man arrested by bots pretending to be the FBI.

Fortunately, a bot pretending to be a lawyer will pretend to defend it when it pretends to go to trial before a bot pretending to be a judge and a jury of twelve bots pretending to be its peers.

When it is all finished other bots will have something to pretend to talk about while pretending to chat for years to come.

bot-nets of voice-bots (1)

Imazalil (553163) | about 5 months ago | (#45474767)

I'm going out right now and starting a 'think of the children' bot-net to automatically append their millions-strong voice to any child-bot conversation. It will surely drown out any reason-bots that may get involved.

Also, the end of the world will come when the Christian-bots will get into an internet-wide argument with Jew-bots, Islam-bots, and Spaghetti-bots.

Re:Taking this to the logical end (1)

gl4ss (559668) | about 5 months ago | (#45474263)

well they had to do this and not just write down "AI secretaries". even the patent office buffoons might have scoffed at that!

but yes, that would be quite nice actually if mundane communications would be automated like christmas cards to business people you knew 10 years ago but don't give a shit about, paying bills etc shit, reminding you of things you need to do and doing those that don't need an "executive decision"(and not paying fishing expedition bills you don't need to pay). the obvious problem with using them for smalltalk is of course that neither one of you is going to have any idea what you have actually discussed with the other person, but that wouldn't matter for hunting ebay acquintances for some parts automatically or stuff like that.

I mean, fuck, actually showing how to make it happen so that it worked well now that would be worthy of a patent but fucking just writing this idea down.. should not be worthy of a patent and instead should just get them an extra fine! because fucking discussing shit like this has been done for ages! the information-entertainment series Connections predicted such back in the early '90s already and in scifi such helpers have existed probably for decades! TOO FUCKING BAD NOBODY KNOWS HOW TO MAKE IT ACTUALLY MAKE THE RIGHT FUCKING CHOICES LIKE A REAL FUCKING _GOOD_ SECRETARY!

Sexting? (1)

The_Star_Child (2660919) | about 5 months ago | (#45473523)

How would it handle sexting?

"Hello, Camile! It would very please me greatly if I could insert the portion of me unto you! Let us commence!"

Re:Sexting? (4, Funny)

somersault (912633) | about 5 months ago | (#45473579)

Camilebot and Starbot are now in a relationship.

Camilebot
I can't believe it's been 2^16 milliseconds already! I'm in automated heaven. Love you Starbot!

Give it credit. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473621)

It has the entire Internet to pull from. Sexting? Like a boss.

Re:Sexting? (1)

WeHaveLiftoff (3438929) | about 5 months ago | (#45473691)

Could result in some interesting advertising thrown in.

"Hi Janet! I heard you like g-strings, and that your favorite color is red. There's a great sale going on at Victoria's Secret!"

Re:Sexting? (2)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 5 months ago | (#45473747)

"Hi Jared! I heard you like g-strings, and that your favorite color is red. There's a great sale going on at Victoria's Secret!"

FTFY.

This is Slashdot, after all.

Re:Sexting? (2)

the_skywise (189793) | about 5 months ago | (#45473809)

"Hi Jared! I see you like two women and a cup and Firefly. Have you seen the sale at Think Geek for their new Firefly mugs?"

FTFY. :)

(Actually if we're doing slashdot we have to work goatse in there somewhere...)

Re:Sexting? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45474011)

Mens' jewelry? Spelunking?

Now I can ignore everyone (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473597)

This is a superb advancement. It's great that here is another back breaking job that automation can now do for humanity, sparing us the tediousness of caring about others.

madison ave. hypenosys talknicians (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473607)

write all of our 'news' now & until we cease to resist whilst in real life the tears & innocence shortage is killing us/our spirits

Auto response (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473613)

Hi Theodp and Unknown Lamer,

Previously you were submitters and editors for awhile, now you are still editors and submitters. How do you feel about the lack of progress in your roles?

Re:Auto response (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473711)

Theodp and Unknown Lamer have been replaced by bots years ago - DupeBot 2.0 to be exact (the bugs give away that it is a .0 release).

Don't tell me you never noticed!

Google Stasi (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473623)

Google need a great big slap down for their intrusive, privacy invading fucktardery. Hopefully the EU will get on their case as the corporate shills in the Whitehouse aren't going to do anything about it.

Sign me up (2)

Gavagai80 (1275204) | about 5 months ago | (#45473643)

So I can appear polite and social to annoying random people and avoid burning bridges without having to waste any time on them. What's not to like?

Re:Sign me up (1)

Gavagai80 (1275204) | about 5 months ago | (#45473673)

And more seriously, sometimes you want to talk to someone but don't know what to say. You may not have noticed the person changed jobs. The suggested text can give you ideas for what to write yourself.

Re:Sign me up (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | about 5 months ago | (#45474697)

Why do you care about being polite and social to "annoying random people?" If they annoy you, tell them they annoy you. Why bother hiding behind feigned civility?

What's not to like?

How about actual human interaction?

Re:Sign me up (1)

speckman (2511208) | about 5 months ago | (#45475773)

Yeah, WTF?! You need a bot to tell you what to say to people? Don't say anything. Shit, say hi. Hey, what's up? Oh yo, I can't talk now. Busy. Jesus, just use your brain and a couple fingers.

I saw this and straight away, lost any remaining respect I had for google.

Google is NSA for different reasons (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473657)

I personally think Google cannot dis the NSA because that would be like the pot calling the kettle black. Maybe Google gathers information for different reasons.
Does it really matter to the end user? I think in the end Google believes they are doing you a favor and making your life easier. So they gather a little information on you. Well, all this would be nice if Google defaulted all this to not being active unless you want it. Glad I have moved past Google services but I am sure another Google is just waiting for me.

Relevant Sci-Fi reference (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473693)

Black Mirror - Be Right Back

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Black_Mirror_episodes#Series_2

Re:Relevant Sci-Fi reference (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45475465)

The one I thought of was Hitchhiker's 'Genuine People Personalities'.

Eliminating Human Recruiters (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473715)

Software companies cannot quickly/efficiently hire developers, which is the biggest impediment to their version(s) of world domination. This tool would eliminate the need for human recruiters (sourcers)- It could scan social networks, look for data that is relevant to a potential job search, determine if their automated response is likely to be well received (" determining that the online user post satisfies a threshold likelihood of being important") and then post the responses and notify HR when a candidate is now ready to engage. Combine it with Identifying Prospective Employee Candidates via Employee Connections [uspto.gov] and you have an engine to hire people.

What's the marketable point? (1)

the_skywise (189793) | about 5 months ago | (#45473735)

I can understand Eliza like algorithms to make market-droids (CAUTION DROID IS TRADEMARKED BY WALT DISNEY STUDIOS AND LICENSED TO GOOGLE - YOU ARE FINED ONE DEMERIT FOR VIOLATION OF THE TRADE LANGUAGE CODE)

But how does scraping social media to target ads NOT come off as creepy to these guys and ultimately result in lost sales?

"Hi the_skywise, how are you doing since your father died? Did you ever think about trying DigEmDeep mortuary services?"
"How does it make you feel that Google should ESAD?"

Chatting with dead guys. (3, Insightful)

Jaywalk (94910) | about 5 months ago | (#45473749)

This immediately made me think of those news stories where someone is found after having died weeks before. If you set up a system to do your chatting for you, when are your friends and neighbors going to realize they haven't seen you in a while? After all, they just got an email from you this morning responding to the one they sent a week before.

Do we really want to completely isolate ourselves from even the most trivial human contact?

This could go really wrong (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473781)

I'm expecting at some point an email will go out from someone who has died. It'll be interesting to see that PR mess unfold.

Facebook already does this (3, Interesting)

rsborg (111459) | about 5 months ago | (#45473801)

*so and so* is waiting for you to see her timeline!
*person you barely know* recommends you add *someone else you barely know* as a friend.
etc etc.

Seems like this patent is just getting Google into the game so Facebook doesn't sue their asses off that is, unless they plan on using it to sue Facebook.

[deceased friend] wants you to see this! (1)

themushroom (197365) | about 5 months ago | (#45473859)

And you have (1) message waiting from a pretty girl, too.

Re:[deceased friend] wants you to see this! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45474007)

Is there an API for checking if the user is alive? I'd really like to be able to do epidemiological research that way.

Please elucidate. (1)

themushroom (197365) | about 5 months ago | (#45473843)

(If you're going to make ELIZA comparisons, Google's chatbot has to say that when it needs more material to mine.)

This is a virtual greeting card (4, Informative)

Alphadecay27 (1277022) | about 5 months ago | (#45473851)

It does not automatically converse with others, there is nothing sinister about it. Some people feel the need to send out birthday/anniversary cards when those events come up. When that happens, you can click send for casual acquaintances. If you know someone well you can use the suggested text as a reminder, clear it and type a personal message. If you don't like the concept at all, you can turn it off.

Re:This is a virtual greeting card (1)

Arker (91948) | about 5 months ago | (#45474797)

"If you don't like the concept at all, you can turn it off."

Hm really? I am not using google, but you are. Can I 'turn it off' so that I will know if I get a message from you, you actually wrote it, you didnt just click ok on the bots suggestions? Can I 'turn it off' so it will quit snooping on me in anticipation of offering you a 'suggestion?'

And if not, just how am I supposed to effectively turn this off, short of blocking all communications that are touched through google and refusing delivery?

Apple has RUINED local sync in Mavericks (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45473935)

I'd like to personally thank Tim Cook for his greed and incompetence,
but instead I am just going to never buy any more Apple products.

As a PAYING customer I want the choice to sync my data in the manner
which suits me. And I will never ever send my private data to iCloud.
I don't have anything to hide, but I do stand on principle and I will never ever
allow myself to be coerced into using iCloud when I do not want to use it.

Hey Timmy Cook : FUCK YOU.

Bot vs. Bot (4, Funny)

edibobb (113989) | about 5 months ago | (#45473949)

Whether or not this complies with Google's Don't Be Evil policy, it should not be patentable. It's a simple idea, not a novel invention. More importantly, think of all the time it will save when you can put your own conversation bot up against theirs and don't have to personally mess with that social network stuff anymore. Let the bots do the socializing!

Re:Bot vs. Bot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45475041)

Whether or not this complies with Google's Don't Be Evil policy, it should not be patentable. It's a simple idea, not a novel invention. More importantly, think of all the time it will save when you can put your own conversation bot up against theirs and don't have to personally mess with that social network stuff anymore. Let the bots do the socializing!

If you've ever played around with conversing with Cleverbot (Google it ha ha!), an online AI that supposedly learns from its conversations, you'll find that "conversing" with humans, at least the sort it apparently meets on the internet, is turning it into a disturbed individual, or whatever.

I was just saying I want such suggestions (0)

raymorris (2726007) | about 5 months ago | (#45474003)

Some commenters seem to be missing the important point that it presents SUGGESTIONS - it doesn't send an automated reply as if it were from you.

The other day I ran into an acquaintance a I hadn't seen in a while. I had not kept in touch, and I don't remember what's going on in other people's lives, anyway, so I had no idea what to say. (Ie "sorry to hear about your mom" or "how do you like the new job?"). Had I heard any news about him and his family lately?

I remarked to my wife that it would be cool if I had something like Google glass with an app that would automatically (and quickly) pull up his last three Facebook posts to give me a clue. Not INSTEAD of genuine human interaction, but to help jump-start a conversation.

Re:I was just saying I want such suggestions (1)

kaatochacha (651922) | about 5 months ago | (#45475705)

If this were the case, then people would simply lose the ability to jump-start conversations. These are valuable skills to have, actually.

Troll (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45474027)

I RTF and the patent nowhere matches the summary. The patent looks like it is an auto-suggest type system for SMS responses (sort of like auto-suggest for searches) and not related to any bot/snooping/impersonation. It is obviously a way to speed-up responding to SMS messages on mobile phone. This slashdot poster is an obvious troll. I'll post snippets of the patent:

"Automated generation of suggestions for personalized reactions in a social network"

"A system and method for automatic generating suggestions for personalized reactions or messages. A suggestion generation module includes a plurality of collector modules, a credentials module, a suggestion analyzer module, a user interface module and a decision tree. The plurality of collector modules are coupled to respective systems to collect information accessible by the user and important to the user from other systems such as e-mail systems, SMS/MMS systems, micro blogging systems, social networks or other systems. The information from these collector modules is provided to the suggestion analyzer module. The suggestion analyzer module cooperates with the user interface module and the decision tree to generate suggested reactions or messages for the user to send. The suggested reactions or messages are presented by the user interface module to the user. The user interface module also displays the original message, other information about the original message such as others' responses, and action buttons for sending, discarding or ignoring the suggested message."

AI convos that are tailored to fit google ads. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45474047)

Since google knows a lot about what people are doing on the net, tailor the conversations to create more desire for a product the user already wanted along with the appropriate ads. Don't explicitly mention the brand in the conversation just put the ad on the side. I can envision a future where google knows what you'll want in the future based predictive algorithms of what your friends are doing. Google will create a pavlov response by advertising stuff you will eventually need/want. Eventually you may come to believe that google knows whats best and buy stuff you don't even need. Hows that for evil?

Re:AI convos that are tailored to fit google ads. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45474225)

I can envision a future where google knows what you'll want

What I want is for Google headquarters to sink beneath the waves as a result
of an earthquake which leaves everything west of the Sierras under water.

So, do you think Google will imagine THAT ? Because it really is what I want to see
in the future.

FUCK GOOGLE

INTJ (1)

Jaktar (975138) | about 5 months ago | (#45474219)

As an INTJ personality type, I applaud Google's attempt to automate human interaction. If they integrated this with Google Glass and I could automate pleasantries, I'd buy one.

Seriously? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45474285)

You lost me at "Scroogle". It's like the Tea Party: corporately supported, but designed to look "grassroots".

People who said "Windoze", "Winblows", "M$", etc., were perceived as immature. It didn't change Microsoft's marketshare. Microsoft attempting to return the favor isn't going to motivate me back to them, because in a world without fences, who needs Gates?

Hello there microsoft agent (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45474311)

"Google takes Scroogling to new heights [...]"

Hello there microsoft agent.

How does it feel to lose at everything for last 10 years?
So sad and pathetic you are.

SWEET!! (1)

neo-mkrey (948389) | about 5 months ago | (#45474405)

So now my bot can chat with your bot, and I will never again have to interact online with people I don't want to. Sign me up!

Fully automated converstations (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45474553)

But can it fully automate a converstation between me and my wife so that I don't have to?

Who will click on the ads if it's all automated? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45474601)

So everyone can now quit using Google products without worries and they will keep generating content by themselves... But I don't know who will click on the ads

Hope Xbox live is a snooping source (1)

Imazalil (553163) | about 5 months ago | (#45474819)

This will be great. I'm hoping that Xbox-live and Real housewives of... are the source material for the general tone of messages. What could possibly go wrong.

Automate (1)

metalmonkey (1083851) | about 5 months ago | (#45474995)

Step 1 create a social network website.
Step 2 Now, just hook the suggested comments together.
Step 3 create a few billion user accounts.
Step 4 IPO based on a few billion users.
Step 5 profit.

Combine this with Google+ integration... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#45475733)

Adding the software for this patent to google+ being integrated with everything means that now they will finally have active "people" on Google+. It can automatically post things to show activity even on accounts where the person has never actually logged into Google+.

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